Welcome to the BSAVA research board, where you can find and support clinical research projects from BSAVA members.

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An investigation into the awareness and understanding of toxins in small animals amongst pet owners and veterinary staff

  • Company: Contact: Abigail Stinchcombe, Harper Adams University
  • Date posted: 16 February 2024

A student studying Veterinary Nursing with Small Animal Rehabilitation at Harper Adams is assessing what veterinary professionals and dog and cat owners know about small animal toxins.

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The use of systemic antibiotics for prophylaxis in veterinary ophthalmic surgery – a practitioner survey of current protocols

  • Company: Contact: Ruby Shorrock MRCVS PGCertSAOphthal, Paragon Referrals
  • Date posted: 16 February 2024

A researcher at Paragon Referrals is seeking veterinary practitioners who perform ophthalmic surgeries to complete a survey on the use of prophylactic intravenous and oral antibiotics during and after an ophthalmic procedure in dogs and cats.

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An investigation into the confidence of veterinary nurses with ECG interpretation: Should more be done to allow earlier detection of abnormalities?

  • Company: Contact: Annabelle Gledhill, Harper Adams University
  • Date posted: 16 February 2024

An Undergraduate Veterinary Nursing Student at Harper Adams is investigating the confidence of veterinary nurses with echocardiograph (ECG) interpretation and exploring whether more should be done to allow earlier detection of trace abnormalities.

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Provision of analgesia to healthy domestic rabbits undergoing routine surgical neutering procedures in the UK.

  • Company: Contact: Karen Heskin, BVSc CertSAO MRCVS, The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, The University of Edinburgh
  • Date posted: 4 January 2024

An MSc research student at University of Edinburgh is seeking vets, RVNs and SVNs to complete a survey to assess the current provision of analgesia for routine neutering of rabbits in the UK. The survey is anonymous and shouldn't take more than 5 minutes to complete.

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Management of diabetes mellitus in dogs and cats

  • Company: Justus-Liebig-University, Giessen, Germany
  • Date posted: 16 January 2023

Researchers at Justus-Liebig-University in Giessen, Germany, are carrying out a survey to help identify problems and challenges in the management of diabetes mellitus

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Prospective trial of different antimicrobial treatment durations for presumptive canine urinary tract infections – the STOP on SUNDAY trial

  • Company: Willows Veterinary Centre & Referral Service - Fergus Allerton
  • Date posted: 21 June 2021

Presentation of lower urinary tract signs (increased frequency of urination and straining to urinate) is a common reason for veterinary consultation in dogs. These signs can be caused by a urinary tract infection (UTI) that can be treated with antimicrobial therapy.

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